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ARTmonday: SMFA at Tufts Art Sale 2017 Is This Week

The SMFA at Tufts Art Sale is this Thu., Nov. 16 to Sun., Nov. 19;  to School of the Museum of Fine Arts, 230 Fenway in Boston, on the side street right next to the MFA and its parking lot.

The SMFA Art Sale is  my favorite art event of the year. There are nearly 4,000 works from established, emerging, and student artists, from top names including Jim Dine and James Turrell to student and faculty pieces. Prices vary too, with much of it reasonably affordable. There are the occasional pieces for tens of thousands of dollars, many in the thousand or several thousand range, and tons under $1,000 and some even under $100. (Once I found a piece for $8!)

Much of the artwork in our home is from the SMFA Art Sale. (I currently spot seven in my living room.) We have photographs, paintings, and mixed media works we have purchased at the Sale throughout the years, and I still think about a couple of video art pieces I wish we had snapped up.

I hope you check it out, it is well worth it. New artworks are constantly displayed as pieces are sold, and there are tons of shrinkwrapped pieces in bins that are fun to browse. I stopped by the SFMA yesterday morning to get a jump start, and I’ll head back there tomorrow for Medici Night. (To become a Medici supporter click here.)

If you’d like help choosing art for your home or office, let me know. I’ll be scouting the sale for clients and interior designers as well as myself. Here are 20 works that caught my eye so far.

You can see more from the sale on my IG feed @StyleCarrotCurates.

SMFA Art Sale 2017 Contemporary Photography

Alicia Rodriguez Alvisa, $800
Archival inkjet print
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SMFA Art Sale 2017 Contemporary Painting

Teddy Benfield, $2,000
Mixed media on canvas
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SMFA Art Sale 2017 Contemporary Artwork

Orna Feldman,$285
Monotype
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SMFA Art Sale 2017 Contemporary Artwork

Susan Swinand, $500
Watercolor
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Mike and Doug Starn
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SMFA Art Sale 2017 Contemporary Painting

Kiki Smith, $10,000
Digital acid-based inkjet dyes on silk charmeuse
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SMFA Art Sale 2017 Contemporary Painting

Carlos J. Santiago, $500
Lithography 9 layers of color
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SMFA Art Sale 2017 Contemporary Photography

Cassandra Kos, $950
Archival inkjet print
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Mike and Doug Starn, $60,000
Inkjet prints on Zerkal paper glued to LP album covers, vinyl lettering, & magnets
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SMFA Art Sale 2017 Contemporary Art

Chuck Holtzman, $17,000
Conte on paper
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SMFA Art Sale 2017 Contemporary Art

Coco Berkman, $1400
10 color, 12 plate reductive linoleum print
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SMFA Art Sale 2017 Contemporary Art

unidentified
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SMFA Art Sale 2017 Abstract Art

John Guthrie, $6,000
Acrylic on canvas
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SMFA Art Sale 2017 Abstract Art

Joel Shapiro, $4,000
10 color screenprint/lithograph
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SMFA Art Sale 2017 Abstract Art

Jo Ann Rothschild, $2,350
Mixed media on paper
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SMFA Art Sale 2017 Abstract Art

Helen Ingrid Scheibler, $3,800
Acrylic/mixed media
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Abstract Art at SMFA Sale

 Judy Riola
cut paper, gouache, pencil on panel
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SMFA Art Sale 2017 Abstract Art

Teruko Kushi
Oil on canvas
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SMFA Art Sale 2017 Photgraphy

SMFA staff shows work by Soojin J. Kim
Conte crayon on paper
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SMFA Art Sale 2017 Contemporary B&W Photography

Right: Judith Larsen

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ARTmonday: Montserrat College of Art Artrageous!30 Auction

If you’ve been reading ARTmonday regularly you know I am a devotee of the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston art sale.  I have yet to attend the MassArt Auction, but with my new burgeoning curatorial career I am very excited to go to this year’s art auction on April 9, 2016.

I am also thrilled to have been invited to the Montserrat College of Art Artrageous!30 Auction, which is this Saturday, April 2, 2016 in Gloucester. Montserrat College of Art is an accredited art school in Beverly, Mass., on the North Shore.

There are 16 pieces in the live auction, including work by my friends Lee Essex Doyle and Tess Atkinson (who is part of the Webster Art Project I curate). I saw many of these artworks a few weeks ago on exhibit at NAGA Gallery on Newbury Street and they’re quite wonderful. You can check out my @stylecarrotcurates Instagram for some installation shots. They’re tagged #artrageous30.

The silent auction includes over 120 artworks, including abstracts, landscapes, photography, collage, sculpture, etc. My absolute favorite piece is She thought it was love but it turns out to be adult onset ADD by Marcia Hermann, below. 

Throughout Artrageous!, Montserrat students and faculty will create artworks live while you watch. Questions are encouraged, and all works will be available to bid on as they are made. In addition, there are 200 raffle tickets on sale for $100 each. The winner gets to choose any item from the live or silent auction.

The pieces are all online, though to bid you either need to attend or contact Montserrat for a bidder proxy.All proceeds raised at Artrageous!30 help provide funding for financial aid for Montserrat students.

Here are my top 15 picks from the Montserrat College of Art Artrageous!30 Auction.

Abstract Landscape Painting By Amanda Hawkins

Bayview Lane, Amanda Hawkins
Acrylic and charcoal, 12”x24”, $500

Mixed Media Abstract Artwork By Conny Goelz-Schmitt

Moon Glazer, Conny Goelz-Schmitt
Mixed media, 26”x48”x2”, $800

Interior Photograph With Dog By Michelle Rearic

Pandora’s Box, Michelle Rearic
Digital photograph, 13”x9”, $300

Photograph Of Retro Train Station By Karen Hosking

Lynn, Train Station, Karen Hosking
Photography, 18”x24” $400

Pastoral Landscape Painting By Sally Lee

Essex Farm, Sally Lee
Oil on canvas, 32”x32”, $1,500

Venetian Lantern Painting By Lee Essex Doyle

Prada I Purple, Lee Essex Doyle
Acrylic on canvas, 15”x15”, $2,000

Folk Inspired Painting By Steve Negron

Frankie Abandoned Hope at Land’s End, Steve Négron
Acrylic on panel, 9”x9”, $400

Interior Painting Of Man and Woman By Marcia Hermann

She thought it was love but it turns out to be adult onset ADD, Marcia Hermann
Oil on panel, 22”x24”, $700

Abstract Landscape Painting By Barbara Moody

Treasure Hunt, Barbara Moody
Acrylic on canvas, 24”x24”, $900

African Savannah Safari Landscape Photo by Tess Atkinson

Giraffe and Zebra Walking In A Mirage 1, Amboseli, Tess Atkinson
Enhanced matte print (edition 2 of 18), 40”x40”, $2,000

Mixed Media Collage By Joe LoVasco

Small Shop, Joe LoVasco
Oil paint, found paper, color pencil, 12”x15”, $450

Abstract Geometric Collage By Katie Dougherty

Multiples, Katie Dougherty
Collage, 11”x14”, $350

Interior Painting With Woman and Cake By Leslie Graff

“She had her cake…”, Leslie Graff
Acrylic on canvas, 30”x40”, $2,500

Interior Painting By Taylor Clough

Interior with Chair, Taylor Clough
Acrylic paint, 36”x24”, $800

Abstract Wood Sculpture By Boston Artist Damien Hoar De Galvan

Untitled, Damien Hoar de Galvan
Wood, glue, and paint, 10”x5.5”x1.5”, $650

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